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‘O Worship the King’ (Encore)

I love this hymn–the first hymn I ever taught myself to play on the harmonica. I don’t know who this is performing it, but it’s a beautiful performance and the accompanying images of God’s handiwork–well, I find it very stirring. Don’t you?

Encore! ‘O Worship the King’

Pardon me for repeating myself. This is one of my  very favorite hymns, it’s been in my head for two days, and I tried to sing it to myself yesterday, on my way to the nursing home to see Aunt Joan, but I couldn’t–it filled my heart and choked my words.

I have no idea who performs this beautiful rendition, and I love the video: and I can’t help it, I hear the Holy Spirit in this hymn and it makes me want to cry for joy–because the Lord is with me.

‘O Worship the King’ (Chris Toml

This hymn, a staple of worship in the church I grew up in, has a complicated history. The lyrics can be traced back to 1561. The music goes back to 1621, and was given a durable form by Johann Haydn early in the 19th century.

I don’t know how many versions of it there are now, but I hope you like this spirited modern adaptation by Chris Tomlin.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Encore, ‘O Worship the King’

I’m feeling kind of cast down this morning, but this is a hymn which never fails to ease my soul–O Worship the King, a wonderful old 19th century hymn, melody by Johann Haydn (Franz “Papa” Haydn’s brother), performed beautifully by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

May the Lord strength us this day. All of us.

‘O, Worship the King’ (an Unusual Treatment)

Some of you are not going to like this rendition of a classic hymn. Then again, some of you like Chris Tomlin. In any event, give it a chance.

This is O Worship the King performed in a new way. I don’t much go in for new ways, but this is a very powerful rendition of the hymn, and–at least I think so–worthwhile.

I’d kind of like to hear it done with bagpipes, too.


Yes! ‘O Worship the King’

I love this glorious old hymn, and I love the way Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform it.

The melody in this version was published in 1815, but there are other melodies used from 1708 and 1621. And who knows? There may be more yet to come.

A Hymn to Start the Day

Steerin’ clear of the dying world’s bad news today, in favor of the good news of God’s regenerated world–

One of my favorite hymns, which I love to belt out on my harmonica: O Worship the King. Turn up the volume, and sing it loud! The Lord will surely hear us.

Encore, ‘O Worship the King’

If you love this hymn as much as I do, you won’t mind if I post it again. Let’s start the day with praise of God–you might want to turn up the volume for this one.

This is from a worship service at Temple Baptist Church in Tennessee. Has that guy up onb the podium got a voice, or what?

P.S.–If you’re new to this blog, please note that I post hymns requested by readers–in fact, I try to do it every day. Anyone can request a hymn. Just “leave a reply” anywhere on the blog, and I’ll do the rest.

I know a lot of you enjoy these hymns, but only a couple of you actually request them. So don’t be bashful–jump right in!


Hymn, ‘O, Worship the King’

No more news today!

Thanks, Linda, for suggesting this beautiful hymn. It moves me to tears–but these are tears of inexpressible relief.

Our God is God, and His will shall prevail.

‘O, Worship the King’ with Autoharp and Flute

Before beginning this day’s spiritual warfare, let’s have some spiritual nourishment. O, Worship the King: music composed by Haydn and performed by ordinary folks.

Yo, everybody, the hymn shop is open every day! If there’s a hymn you’d like to hear on this site, just scroll down a bit and Leave a Comment.

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